Thursday, 18 April 2013

Visit Madagascar, Albania and Namibia and Northern Lights!

Visit Madagascar, Albania and Namibia – 19 new ports of call for Voyages of Discovery in Summer 2014 and Winter 2014/15

Up to 10% off and £200 on board credit for early bookings

Discovery-led cruise line, Voyages of Discovery (0843 221 499 / is sailing to 19 new ports of call across ten countries, including a full circumnavigation of the African continent, as part of the new Summer 2014 and Winter 2014/15 cruise programmes, launched today. Plus, those who book early can take advantage up to 10% off and complimentary on board credit offers.

A variety of cruises to destinations such as the Baltic, the North Cape, India, Africa and Iceland, with new ports of call including Antsiranana (Madagascar), Walvis Bay (Namibia), Sarande (Albania) and Husavik (Iceland), are available across 18 months’ worth of itineraries featured in the cruise line’s two new brochures.

The new Summer 2014 programme, launched in the new year-round brochure, features four ex-UK cruises sailing from Portsmouth between May and June 2014. History and heritage fans can book a partnership cruise with the National Trust - the 14-day National Treasures of the British Isles – including especially themed shore excursions and an exclusive performance by the renowned Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir, or enjoy a two night stay in St. Petersburg to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the famous Hermitage Museum on board the 16-day Classic Baltic cruise. Those who like to keep active can join a specialist ‘Footloose’ walking cruise – Natural Wonders and Wildlife – to explore the contrasting landscapes of Iceland and the Faroe Islands by foot.

Other highlights of the Summer 2014 programme include:

·         15-day Summer Solstice and the North Cape cruise, from £1,519 per person. Passengers can witness the midnight sun, visit the Lofoten Islands and the medieval Nidaros Cathedral. Price is based on a 14 June 2014 UK departure when booked before 31 May 2013.

Those looking to guarantee themselves some Winter sun in 2014/15 can celebrate Christmas and New Year on the other side of the world on board the East Africa and Indian Ocean Gems cruise, from £2,024 per person when booked before 31 May 2013, as mv Voyager sails around Africa.

Other highlights of the Winter 2014/15 programme, as featured in the brand new Preview brochure, include:

·         The 16-day In Search of the Northern Lights cruise from £1,614 per person. As well as a chance to see the impressive Northern Lights, highlights include an overnight stay in the Ice Hotel, dog sledding and a visit to the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø. Price is based on a 1 March 2015 UK departure when booked before 31 May 2013.

·         The 14-day Natural Wonders and Total Eclipse cruise from £1,614 per person. Passengers are able to visit Norway in Winter giving them the best chance of witnessing the total solar eclipse. Guests will also be able to visit some of the most remarkable waterfalls, geysers and hot springs in the region and bathe in the Blue Lagoon. Price is based on a 16 March 2015 UK departure when booked before 31 May 2013.

Bookings made before the 31 May 2013 on all newly launched cruises (departing between 4 May 2014 and 16 March 2015) will benefit from early booking offers of up to 10% off as well as an additonal £200 on board credit on balcony suite cabins (category SC or above), or £100 on board credit for outside cabins (categories FB – JS).

Guests can enjoy recently refurbished ship mv Voyager’s newly enhanced features including three restaurants offering a range of dining options including al fresco dining, the refreshed library area and the Lookout Lounge which provides panoramic views from the front of the ship. Almost 90% of the cabins are outside cabins and 30 have balconies.

All Voyages of Discovery Standard Fares include return flights from the UK on fly cruises, all relevant overseas transfers, on board gratuities, service charges, meals and entertainment, and the Guest Speaker programme on board the ship.

For more information and to book call 0843 221 8499, visit,

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